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Pretty interesting results from IGEA's latest survey on the Australian game development industry, particularly:

- industry growth of 20%
- 1275 full time employees
- over half of Australian studios are less than 5 years old
- 61% develop their own I.P
- 73% develop games for PC, compared to 55% for mobile

Submitted by mgarcia on Mon, 02/12/19 - 12:34 PM Permalink

I saw these stats and thought that's great!
But the big problem with the stats is:
1. over half of Australian studios are less than 5 years old
2. most target PC and mobiles, which IMO are pretty bad platforms for video games and unsustainable..

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Like the subject says i would like career advice as I am some who has no experience with in the gaming industry I would like to find advice on how to start I have so much love and passion I have been playing video games since I was a kid around 9 years old until this current date now i have many idea's to make my own games to but for now all i want to know is how can i start i am from Australia i live in the state of Queensland and I live in a small town called Bundaberg every day i have always had this on my mind I know there are some places where you can study which I know is a great way to get started but my only problem is they I learn is different I am not good with writing and studying by the book i know some importance in taking notes here and there which is not so bad but it's the that I can learn which I find the best way know how to learn is someone to take me teach me and show me how things really work because books and technology is always changing too and instead of that i would rather be better of watching how people do things and the copy and learn which may take some time but I find this way for me the best way to learn is there anybody that can help someone like me be able to start and work myself up from any kind of advice I am happy to take all so I can one day achieve my dreams of one day making my own games .

Submitted by souri on Mon, 23/01/17 - 2:04 PM Permalink

Hey there,
I'm not a game designer and I have no idea what the best way to pursue that avenue is, and in the case that no one else responds here, I highly recommend just reaching out and asking some of our industry's most well known and I'm sure very approachable game designers like:

Dan Graf :
Luke Muscat :

Get a twitter account and ask them

Submitted by codeforkids on Fri, 29/09/17 - 8:45 AM Permalink

You love games and you said it is your passion. If you know how to code then you have a good opportunity to get a career either to code for a computer game company or to become a teacher of coding. Else, you are still learning how to code, you can get a course at and get a coding package of your choice.

Just making a quick post of links to the Australian Games Developer Conference (later changed to Game Connect: Asia Pacific) awards results we have on tsumea, since it was brought up on twitter. These are the ones I can find at the moment:

Australian Games Developer Conference
2002 -…
2003 -…
2004 -…
2005 -…
"John De Margheriti started the conference off with the announcement that this is the last AGDC ever, making way for the new Games Developer Association of Australia conference next year..."

(new organisers, conference renamed) Game Connect: Asia Pacific
2006 -…
2007 -…
2008 -…
2009 -…

Hello, my friend is trying to find a good uni in Australia to study programming does anyone know any? thanks

Submitted by Alderon Games on Wed, 11/11/15 - 12:36 AM Permalink

I'm currently looking to enter university and i'd recommend your friend search for an Engineering Computer Technology course rather than a programming specific course. Programming is an easy to learn language, it's designed for anyone with a good grasp of English and Maths to be able to learn it by themselves. Computer Technology is more holistic in its approach and includes programming and software design as part of its course. While being able to program or having a Software Development degree is useful it is no where near as dynamic as Computer Science/Technology and opens half as many employment doors. Good universities are anywhere specialising in technology. I'm in Victoria right now and the best are RMIT and Swimbourne but any and all universities in Australia will offer a Computer Technology course.

Submitted by Aek on Sat, 16/01/16 - 12:03 AM Permalink

The games technology / computer science double degree at Murdoch in Perth is pretty grueling and produces some great programmers.

Hi guys

so ive just started in my diploma 3d and interactive gaming and one of my assessment pieces requires me to write a report on the GDAA ( game development association australia) and there is frustratingly very little information on what the GDAA actually does for its members other than the vague couple of paragraphs they offer on their website and they also have not responded to any emails i have sent them. so eres my questiion
is any one here also a member of the GDAA or does any one know what they actually offer its members?

TIA guys

Submitted by souri on Sun, 19/07/15 - 6:57 PM Permalink

Not a member myself, but if I wanted to find out, the first thing I would do is contact some GDAA members directly myself. There's a list of them on the GDAA page here:

A fair amount of those devs listed there are regulars on twitter and they're very approachable, so I would go that route first.

Other people I'd contact via twitter would be Giselle at @jazzrozz and Liam Esler at @liamesler (who currently lists himself as a GDAA event manager).

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